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Post-doc position in Zurich/Switzerland

16 July 2019

Post-doc position in Zurich/Switzerland

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Postdoctoral Fellow - NIRS
University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich, University of Zurich, Switzerland
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher at the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich in the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics at the University of Zurich to participate in research involving functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) of models of mitochondrial metabolism (cytochrome c oxidase) in acute major depressive disorder (MDD). Multi-disciplinary approaches include, but are not limited to behavioral assessments, broadband fNIRS optical brain imaging, and pharmacological modeling. In addition to hands-on conduct of experiments and optical imaging acquisition and analysis, duties will also include manuscript preparation, presentation of findings at conferences, and management of research assistants. The fellow will participate actively in ongoing research and grant submissions, will complete pilot projects, have opportunities for publications and presentations using new collected datasets, and will have an opportunity to prepare independent research grants.
The University of Zurich offers an excellent environment to engage in multidisciplinary research through various collaborative opportunities.
Candidates should have a PhD/MD or equivalent degree in psychology, biology, or engineering science. Qualified applicants may have track record of first-author research papers published in peer-reviewed journals, which is an advantage but not required. We are looking for highly motivated, self-driven, creative, and interactive scientists. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required as well as an interest in or prior experience in fNIRS neuroimaging. Experience or motivation in conducting studies is psychiatric patient is also welcomed.
Contact: Lisa Holper (

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4 years
University of Zurich
Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics

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Holper-Nellen, Lisa
Ambulatorium Heliosstrasse
Heliosstrasse 32
8032 Zurich
+41 44 389 15 70

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